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    As the state host of CSM 2012, the Illinois Chapter is hosting a preconference course. Return to the main topic menu. 

    * Should you choose to preselect sessions during the registration process, please be advised that preselection is not a guarantee of a seat. Attendees are asked to preselect to better determine room size and all efforts will be made to accommodate sessions in the largest rooms possible. All attendees are encouraged to show up to sessions early. Attendees are also encouraged to select alternative sessions in the event their first choice is full. 

    Wednesday, February 8 (Preconference)

    Evolving Strategies in the Rehabilitation Management of the Patient in Critical Care

    Time: 8:00 am-5:30 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Amy Pawlik, PT, DPT, CCS, Cheryl Esbrook OT, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL 

    Level: Multiple

    Preconference Pricing: Standard Plus 

    CEUs: 0.7 (7 contact hours/CCUs)

    Advancements in the medical management of patients with critical illness have increased survival. Patients who survive critical illness often suffer from long-term complications including neuromuscular weakness and neurocognitive dysfunction. The literature describes these challenges as being long-lasting and impacting both patients and their caregivers. Recent evidence supports the increasing presence of physical therapists in the intensive care unit to improve patient outcomes and prevent and treat the negative sequelae that often follow survival of critical illness. The management of critically ill patients is complex and presents a variety of issues that must be considered when implementing an early mobility program in the ICU. This session aims to describe the physical changes associated with critical illness, present the evidence for strategies that can be used to improve patient outcomes and discuss the techniques physical therapists can use when managing patients in the ICU using a case-based approach.

    Upon completion of this course, you'll be able to:

    • Understand the incidence of critical illness and the resultant functional and cognitive impairments.
    • Understand factors which can contribute to negative outcomes.
    • Review the recent body of evidence describing interventions to mediate the effects of critical illness including early mobilization.
    • Discuss complexities of physical therapy management of patients with critical illness including medical equipment and modes of mechanical ventilation.
    • Address potential barriers that may arise when managing patients in the ICU.
    • Use case studies and interactive methods to apply knowledge to practice.
  • Last Updated: 9/17/2012
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